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arenicolous

[ar-uh-nik-uh-luh s] /ˌær əˈnɪk ə ləs/
adjective
1.
inhabiting sand.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin (h)arēn(a) (see arena) + -i- + -colous
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arenicolous

/ˌærɪˈnɪkələs/
adjective
1.
growing or living in sand or sandy places arenicolous plants
Word Origin
C19: from Latin harēna sand + colere to inhabit
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